We’ve all had wounds at certain times in our lives. Usually they heal due to the self-repairing mechanisms in the body. But observing and learning how this process happens in a living organism is challenging.
When Parisa’s sister Mona – who is a visual artist – saw the images her sister created as part of her study, she realised that they could be repurposed to create a work of art. This picture presents several images showing the closure of a wound in the form of a filmstrip.
Credit: Parisa Kakanj, Mona Kakanj/EMBL If you have a stunning picture of your science, your lab or your site, you can submit it here.
The nucleus of this cell fluoresces in bright green thanks to GFP-labelled nucleoporin proteins. EMBL scientists use engineered nucleoporins as 3D reference standards to improve super-resolution microscopy.